The State Employment Development Department (EDD)
Unemployment, plant closures and mass layoffs are very traumatic experiences. The Employment Development Department staff has been assisting those who are affected by these events for many years.
Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a nationwide program created to provide partial wage replacement to unemployed workers while you conduct an active search for new work. Unemployment Insurance is a federal-state program, based on federal law, but executed through state law. Employers finance the Unemployment Insurance program by tax contributions.
The Orange County One-Stop Center has direct-connect telephones to Unemployment Insurance for filing your claim or answering any questions you may have about your claim. The toll-free numbers listed below can be accessed from your home.
- English (800) 300-5616
- Spanish (800) 326-8937
- Chinese (800) 547-3506
- Vietnamese (800) 547-2058
- TTY (800) 815-9387
- Outside CA (800) 250-9313
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